Once your baby is more familiar with the potty, start changing him/her in the bathroom so that s/he associates toileting with the bathroom – even if your child has already used the bathroom in his/her diaper, it is a good idea to suggest s/he sits on the potty after they are changed and before putting the diaper back on if that is what you are doing. You probably know your child well enough to know when s/he has a bowel… Read more »
Yesterday marked the first day of December. Sixtine woke up to her very first advent calendar which I had made in a rush the previous night. Day one included a maple leaf cookie stamp which I thought would make a perfect keepsake! I first came across those beautifully handmade stamps while browsing How We Montessori Shop. I ended up purchasing them directly via JBK Pottery as they are located in Canada! It made more sense considering Kylie ships from Australia…. Read more »
I put this – I would love to say quickly but it was rather long and oh Lord, was I ever tired – together last night for Sixtine. It is a 15-day calendar as we will be celebrating Christmas on the 15th. My husband will be working during Christmas. The pockets are filled with art and crafts items (stickers, pompoms, colored pencils…), vouchers (date with Mama, date with Papa, hot chocolate, make a stranger happy…), activities (make ornaments…), wooden bits… Read more »
Have a beautiful weekend – Deb
It seems pretty obvious but I thought it was important enough to mention. Your baby will need to get familiar to the idea of using the bathroom without a diaper before actually using the potty or the toilets. First things first, allowing your child to follow you in the bathroom (I know my girl can’t get enough of me and follows me everywhere I go so it was very natural for us) and tell them what is going on. I… Read more »
As a girl, I would stay drawing in my room for hours. Later on, my mother enrolled me to drawing classes, and as a young adult, I took painting. I don’t know if Sixtine or Victoire will take after me but I love sharing these moments with Sissi. I find watercolor painting extremely relaxing. It brings a sense of peacefulness. Sixtine’s face shows.
Victoire is very mobile. She rolled over very early and has been army crawling for quite a while now. I believe that providing her with plenty of floor time has enabled her to develop at her pace but quite rapidly – child that is left to his “own device” will soon realize how capable he is. However, she is turning 8 months next week and sat for the first time a week ago. Most infants her age in my entourage… Read more »
What was the highlight of your week? Have a beautiful weekend!
How ridiculous is it that I was actually nervous about the whole toilet learning process? Never have I pushed Sixtine to be “potty trained”. I would get her up in the morning and would find her naked. She started requesting a diaper change as soon as her diaper would be wet or soiled and would just rip it off herself if it wasn’t done in a timely manner. I thought: there is something there! Let’s try her. But really, I… Read more »